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Canon Powershot SX110IS 9MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Silver) by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

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Canon Powershot SX110IS 9MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Silver)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 411 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 4.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Macro5.0   above average
Photography5.0   above average
Sharp5.0   above average
Stabilization4.8   above average
Photo4.7   above average
Price4.7   average
Amazon4.6   above average
Screen4.6   above average
Zoom4.6   above average
Manual4.5   above average
Quality4.5   above average
Image4.4   above average
Video4.4   average
Setting4.3   above average
Size4.0   below average
Focus3.9   above average
Light3.8   average
Quick3.8   below average
Speed3.5   average
Power3.3   above average
Battery3.1   below average
Lens3.0   average
Flash2.9   below average
Charging2.1   below average


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Amazon

Amazon:
"We bought it for a friend in our country, Armenia, and he is not only very happy but also proud of it (and us choosing Amazon for that high quality product)."
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"Great product and good service from Amazon."
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"I am so pleased with both Amazon and the camera."
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"I started buying referbished product off Amazon a few years ago and I have not been disappointed."
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"I also recommend Amazon for your shopping pleasure."
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"I also want to say that Amazon is a very good company to buy from."
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Battery

Battery:
"About a month later the same thing happened lens not extending, well its not the batteries."
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"Well, the battery situation was annoying, but not unmanagable."
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"Everybody will solve the dead battery syndrome by switching to a good rechargeable battery and I would recommend the Sony Eneloops."
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"Many people are complaining about battery drain and dead batteries."
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"Many a time I've grabbed the camera for an impromptu shot only to find the batteries dead."
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"No its not dirt, damage or dirty battery contacts, this problem is the lens itself."
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"Well I thought it was low batteries and replaced them."
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"Captures proper pictures and best of all, it has replaceable standard size AA batteries."
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"I thought having this camera would be great since it takes normal batteries."
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"Well, the battery situation was annoying, but not unmanagable."
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Button

Button:
"I also like knowing that I can control the image instead of just pushing a button and hoping for the best."
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"Canon has a nice user friendly set of buttons and knobs that are standard across many of their cameras."
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"The video mode has a dedicated button so you can video events very quickly without fussing with dials."
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"Well, there are not 1, but 2 auto-modes (one of which is an Easy mode that disables buttons from accidentally being pushed).The point is that is an incredibly versatile camera."
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"Then mash the button and get a great shot every time."
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Charging

Charging:
"Canon refuses to acknowledge the lens error problem (check the forums) and will charge over $150 to repair."
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"Pictures are crystal clear and my only complaint was the charge time for the flash."
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"Only problem I found is flash charging."
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"I really hate having to remember to charge proprietary little batteries."
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"It's the batteries that are failing BUT it's the CHARGER thats making them fail, prematurely."
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"I want to be able to swap out dead batteries instead of looking for someplace to charge them when I am in the woods."
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"Usage of AA batteries makes it a good camera to travel with, without looking for a charging station for chargeable batteries."
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"Pictures are crystal clear and my only complaint was the charge time for the flash."
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"GET A GOOD BATTERY CHARGER AND YOU WILL SEE A MAJOR DIFFERANCE WITH ANY DEVICE."
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"I educated myself about batteries and found that you need a good charger that is capable of charging at different rates."
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Color

Color:
"Had a problem with a color shift in April, 2011 that Canon will not repair under warranty and quote $100 to repair."
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"I always had to go through the long process of editing the brightness and color of my pictures and even then was not always happy."
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"When I did zoom the full 15x on my Sony it seemed I always had color output and exposure problems anyway."
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"(The TZ5 is nifty, but the image quality is mediocre: Its noise reduction really smears the colors."
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"Once I became aware of its versatility in handling scrapbook digitizing with ease, with color adjustment built-in and a bit of steadycam it has become indispensable to me, enabling me to quickly upgrade Facebook and other sites with ease."
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"The picture quality is also perfect and the colors are all so bright and vibrant."
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"Colors and details are amazing! "
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"The camera still seemed to take really good shots especially where there were contrasting colors."
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"Takes great pictures with wonderful color!"
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Compact

Compact:
"* DIGIC 3 instead of DIGIC IV (older technology).Obviously, a compact point & shoot requires compromise, and this camera does as good a job of striking a balance as one could reasonably expect, especially at its price point."
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"It is larger than most compact cameras so trying to find a case for it has been challenging."
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"Here's my summary of likes and dislikes:Likes:- Superb image quality for a compact camera, lens corner to corner sharpness, minimum color fringing, and detail vs noise tradeoff are all better than other cameras in its class."
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"After many years of using only Olympus cameras, I bought the SX110 as a secondary compact camera and am truly amazed with its quality and feature set:* The manual controls are great for creative photographers* Image quality - superb* Optical 10x zoom is excellent* Battery life is better than expected (about 3 days of shooting)* IS works great as wellOne problem I saw (which is common to most compact cameras) is some visible noise especially when doing long exposures at night."
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"This is an all-around winner for me, allowing me to be creative manually or automatically as I wish, compact enough to fit in my jacket for any snap-and-run situation."
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"It's also compact so it's easy to carry in your purse or small space."
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"I would DEFINITELY recommend this product to anyone looking for a somewhat compact digital camera that has a great zoom! "
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"The flash is decent for a compact camera."
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"this might be the greatest advantage of sx110 over other 10x compact digital cameras whose aperture almost start from 4.x(smaller aperture).it is however a little bit heavy and big sized."
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Fit

Fit:
"Probably only about 1:1 macro (in old 35mm terms) but able to get photo of half a paper staple, and the damage on the staple and the paper from the action of fitting."
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"It will only fit in a very loose pants pocket, and even then it's annoying."
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"It is small enough I can fit it in my packpack when hiking, and I have no problem accessing it."
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"I am just not use to having a camera that will not fit in my pocket, but this one fits nicely in my purse."
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"It is small (we didn't want the newer version because of the larger size and the need for 4 batteries which increases the weight)and it fit in my pocketbook easily."
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"I am very happy with it - since I want something easy to use - this fit the bill as well as the awesome photos it took."
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Flash

Flash:
"I don't take a great number of flash pictures, and I usually keep the flash set on medium, so I don't think I was taxing the unit beyond reasonable expectations."
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"Unfortunately, the flash is not automatic and has to be flipped up manually."
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"My only complaints are that when using a flash it is a bit slow to reset itself and in very low light conditions the results are not as clear as I would like them to be."
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"I never use digital zoom, and would never have recommended it at all before this camera, but surprisingly, this camera produces a clear image at 40x zoom, the max (keep in mind you won't be able to print super large, but 4x6 would still be fine).Before receiving and testing the camera, I was worried about lag time with the flash."
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"The flash recharge time is frustrating."
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"The biggest disappointment is the long delay between shots, especially with the flash."
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"The only downside is that there is no auto-flash option... well, there is, but you have to remember to manually lift the flash in order for it to work."
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"This is a very nice camera with a decent zoom and pretty easy to use features but it is S-L-O-W. Next picture delay is several seconds in excellent lighting situations, and flash recovery time is agonizingly slow."
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"Although I'd like to use more manual settings, and have played around with them, I usually keep it on auto (sometimes ignoring the warning that I need a flash), and pretty much always get good pictures (even when it warns me of a possible shaky picture - it's usually not."
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"Things I like: easy to move dial for settings (including video), several scenes set right on dial, auto setting works well most of the time, flash can be turned off by not putting it up (lift flash manually or leave down for no flash), zoom is clear for full range of optical zoom, takes good video, big LCD on back, timer easy to get to, face recognition works well, several manual options are easy to get to (if I can remember how to find them).Things I don't like: slow flash charges between photos, battery seems to run out fast (my last camera had a lithium-ion and I miss it), for other people taking a picture for me, the flash is often forgotten (b c it has to be flipped up to use), sometimes when I push down the shutter button (half way to focus, then all the way to snap a picture), it doesn't take - as if I didn't focus (it's picky about wanting you to focus before pressing the shutter all the way), manual is only partially helpful - it doesn't always explain in full sentences how to do something - a lot of tables charts."
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Focus

Focus:
"Pros:-Clear pictures-Reasonable video-Easy to operate in simple and advanced modes-Decent priceCons:-Sometimes a little hard to get the camera to focus on what you want it to."
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"My daughter found it on my desk and started to play with it, dropped it and the shutter broke and the auto focus seems to be off too."
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"It has a nice macro feature, but I have found the auto focus to be a bit inconsistent."
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"I am looking to replace my Canon S5iS, which has horrible lag time for focusing with a flash..."
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"Problems:Focusing is iffy."
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"The manual functions are a lot better to use than the auto focus, which I loved because it was easy to use."
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"The Macro focus works well."
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"Picture quality is flawless, digital 'face finding' focusing is pretty cool."
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"The manual focus is great, with the little focus box like a 35mm lens."
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Image

Image:
"This had a problem with a spot on the pics that Canon repaired under warranty in March, 2010."
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"Probably only about 1:1 macro (in old 35mm terms) but able to get photo of half a paper staple, and the damage on the staple and the paper from the action of fitting."
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"The only downside that I have noticed is that in some light conditions it can be hard to see what you're taking a photo of in the view screen."
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"The only complaints I have are #1. that the ISO settings really affect the image quality."
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"Also, the image stabilization - a problem in the TZ5 - is excellent in the Canon SX 110 -- clear pictures, no matter the zoom."
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"* Image quality is fine, but not good, in low lighting high ISO."
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"Love the zoom, ease of use, flexibility, AA batteries and pic quality."
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"The image stabilization is great and eliminates the headaches out of what should be fun photography."
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"We try it at home and took some close up pics and they were GREAT!"
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"When it does take a picture though, it is usually a good high-quality image."
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"Probably only about 1:1 macro (in old 35mm terms) but able to get photo of half a paper staple, and the damage on the staple and the paper from the action of fitting."
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Indoor

Indoor:
"After reading the reviews on here I wonder if I purchased a defective camera because my indoor shots were horrible and dark."
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"The only negatives are that you really have to use the flash indoors unless you and your subjects are unnaturally still, and that it's rather large compared to other cameras I've had in the past."
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"The flash is very slow to recycle, so again, indoor shots with this camera are slow and annoying."
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"Though I could get good fish pictures after much reading and fiddling around, I was terribly disappointed and frustrated by the Sony's inability to take good indoor pictures using the automatic settings."
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"Added bonus: wide angle lens, 28 mm, unusual on a point and shoot, good for indoor shooting."
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"Takes really good indoor pictures."
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"But what I really want -- and I think most regular people do, too -- is a good low-light camera for indoors photography."
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"Takes great outdoor pictures, struggles indoors, especially indoor sports."
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"It takes great pictures indoors and outdoors."
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Lens

Lens:
"About a month later the same thing happened lens not extending, well its not the batteries."
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"After multiple Powershot lens errors without support from Canon, I don't dare buy another."
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"Canon refuses to acknowledge the lens error problem (check the forums) and will charge over $150 to repair."
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"Two of these lasted for the warranty period, and then returned lens errors."
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"Worse, I recommended the camera to friend - who now has the same issue: Lens Error, which make the camera unusable."
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"First for the screen going dead, second for the lens retraction mechanism failing."
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"No its not dirt, damage or dirty battery contacts, this problem is the lens itself."
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"Worse, I recommended the camera to friend - who now has the same issue: Lens Error, which make the camera unusable."
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"The zoom lens works wonderfully."
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"The camera has a great zoom lens."
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"The telephoto lens is great."
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Light

Light:
"My only complaints are that when using a flash it is a bit slow to reset itself and in very low light conditions the results are not as clear as I would like them to be."
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"It is not good in low light, therefore you need to use the flash more often, making the battery life even worse!"
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"The only downside that I have noticed is that in some light conditions it can be hard to see what you're taking a photo of in the view screen."
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"The camera seems to have a problem with light and dark areas in the same frame."
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"well I had been searching for a new digital camcorder actually and the 2 I bought and tried did not work well in low light, I had previously been using a canon powershot to tape indoors and it worked well but had only 3x zoom and 7megapixlesI thought the 10x zoom would be perfect (I tape nail tutorials and makeup tutorials) so I thought it was worth a shotI LOVE THIS CAMERA!"
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"After less than 3 months of light use, both of them exhibited the Lens error, restart camera message."
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"It also took great pictures even in the low light conditions and also in the extream light conditions with the fresh snow all around."
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"The time between charged flashes is shorter with a well charged battery, and the pictures are good, even in low light or less than ideal conditions."
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"It does a pretty good job in low light."
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"It takes great photos in good light."
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"The auto mode works well in good light but I like the manual mode for rain or fish tank photos."
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Macro

Macro:
"The Macro focus works well."
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"And I have found good macro pictures, which I didn't expect."
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"Probably only about 1:1 macro (in old 35mm terms) but able to get photo of half a paper staple, and the damage on the staple and the paper from the action of fitting."
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"It has a powerful zoom lens, good macro setting, good battery life, intuitive controls, and extensive manual settings - including focus, ISO, aperture, light balance, etc."
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"It also has a really good Macro mode."
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Manual

Manual:
"I hate reading manuals - but this was easy to figure out and the manual helped a lot."
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"The Program mode will hold it's settings even if you have changed the ISO, aperature, or shutter speed while in Manual mode (I missed good pictures because the Sony changed settings across the board)The few things I don't like about my Canon SX110 compared to my Sony H7 and others ."
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"I could find my way around most of it but have had to pull out the dreaded manual once or twice to get to a menu that was well hidden, or to interpret a symbol that was unfamiliar."
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"the camera body is resistent, mine fell down tons of time and is still working LOLAlso the camera works very well during the day or night, cause you can use the manual mode and make your own ajustments."
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"Overall, a great camera, equally good for beginners as well as advanced users who would like to tinker with manual controls before joining the DSLR league."
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"Things I like: easy to move dial for settings (including video), several scenes set right on dial, auto setting works well most of the time, flash can be turned off by not putting it up (lift flash manually or leave down for no flash), zoom is clear for full range of optical zoom, takes good video, big LCD on back, timer easy to get to, face recognition works well, several manual options are easy to get to (if I can remember how to find them).Things I don't like: slow flash charges between photos, battery seems to run out fast (my last camera had a lithium-ion and I miss it), for other people taking a picture for me, the flash is often forgotten (b c it has to be flipped up to use), sometimes when I push down the shutter button (half way to focus, then all the way to snap a picture), it doesn't take - as if I didn't focus (it's picky about wanting you to focus before pressing the shutter all the way), manual is only partially helpful - it doesn't always explain in full sentences how to do something - a lot of tables charts."
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"The manual is really easy to understand and the pictures I have taken come out better than any other camera I have used."
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"The auto mode works well in good light but I like the manual mode for rain or fish tank photos."
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Memory

Memory:
"One problem: the memory card that comes with it is worthless it takes about 8 photos before it is full."
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"I thought it wasn't a big deal, but the fact that this little door is always ajar is a real pain (e. g., it catches on things because it just falls open when you tilt the camera on its side).2) The sliding door that contains the batteries and memory card is extremely hard to open."
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"Only complaint is sometimes the battery memory card lid is difficult to open."
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"The quality of the photos is very good, in addition, I upgraded the memory and now can take some nice videos."
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"The zoom feature is awesome and gave me great memories from my daughter's high school graduation."
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"I bought this camera to create beautiful memories of my daughter growing up."
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"Bought the camera based on the reviews - which were accurate ( and yes - the only dumb thing is the battery memory card holder - certainly not a deal breaker though )"
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"I also recommend getting a 4GB memory card and a Sanyo Eneloop 4 Pack AA NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargable Batteries w Charger."
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Photo

Photo:
"You can only get 10x with the optical zoom which isn't very good and produces grainy, pixelated photos."
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"The photos are great but it is hard to find the specialty functions in the camera."
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"Image stabalization is this best, however I had a problem taking multiple photos quickly."
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"Even with red eye on, photos of my Siamese cat looked wrong."
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"Two double A's are good for 20 photos or so."
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"He was not tech-savvy, and was able to figure out enough of the features to take some really creative photos."
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"This camera takes beautiful photos and is so easy to use."
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"Only issue is that its a little too big to put in your pocket, but is great for games, trips, family photos."
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"I love the abilty to take clear photos even when my hands are shaking."
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Photography

Photography:
"The image stabilization is great and eliminates the headaches out of what should be fun photography."
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"But what I really want -- and I think most regular people do, too -- is a good low-light camera for indoors photography."
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"i'm no expert at photography but this camera is amazing!"
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"...my daughter needed a camera for a digital photography class and this is the model the teacher recommended as the lowest-priced camera capable of doing all the things larger more-expensive digital SLRs can do, like manual focus, manual exposure, f-stops etc."
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"At the same time, I think you should take this camera if you have real interst in learning photography and do a lot of reading becos thats how you can appreciate the lot of manual features this camera offers."
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Power

Power:
"The only complaint I have is the 2 AA batteries that power it do not last very long."
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"- Had problems with other Canon cameras and the power switch being too easy to accidentally turn on the camera."
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"What I was looking for in a camera:- Higher megapixels - in the 10 MP range- Bigger zoom- manual modes - to help me prepare to tackle an SLR- double A batteries: because that's what I had, and I have a terrible fear of running out of battery power- reasonable pricing - less than $250I checked out models in stores, and researched them online extensively."
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"Only complaint is the power adapter is not adaptable to other Canon models."
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"- Had problems with other Canon cameras and the power switch being too easy to accidentally turn on the camera."
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"Amazing camera it has all the features I look for : AA battery, high power zoom, and a decent megapixel, easy to use, and every picture I take comes out perfect"
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"What I was looking for in a camera:- Higher megapixels - in the 10 MP range- Bigger zoom- manual modes - to help me prepare to tackle an SLR- double A batteries: because that's what I had, and I have a terrible fear of running out of battery power- reasonable pricing - less than $250I checked out models in stores, and researched them online extensively."
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"I got the Sony cycle energy 2000Mah to go with these and they also provide me exceptional long lasting power.9."
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"I didn't call the camera's energy requirement a con, because I like the big, bright and beautiful LCD and other power hungry features."
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Price

Price:
"For the price point, this camera would be extremely hard to beat!"
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"I wouldn't recommend cheap AAs though."
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"Unless you really want to get into photography and buy say a SLR with different lens and pay awhole more look no farther this it the best out there for the money."
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"I purchased an Olympus camera, which despite its high price, I found in my opinion terrible in comparison to my old Canon."
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"good camera at a great price"
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"A good simple camera at a good price."
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"Excellent camera for the price."
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"The search was over, this is a great all-around camera at a fair price point that produces quality results."
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"I am a amateur photographer who has been using this camera for two years now and it is hands down the best camera out there for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Not happy with quality of Canon cameras these days."
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"Of course the quality isn't quite as good as with my Canon SLR, but still very good for a point and shoot."
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"Note that you cannot judge the actual photographic quality since the compression and natural degradation of video on the web may impact it, although you should be able to see the difference between optical and digital zoom."
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"* Image quality is fine, but not good, in low lighting high ISO."
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"In my discussions with Canon they claim quality products with very low product failure rate, but in my experience they do their best to find fault with the customer rather then provide support for the few products that need service."
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"However 2 for 2 seems like a quality control problem--one which I find unacceptable on a high-end (Canon's descriptor) consumer camera."
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"It's an easy to handle camera, the quality of pictures doesn't wow me but it's ok considering its price."
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"Love the zoom, ease of use, flexibility, AA batteries and pic quality."
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"The camera works fine and the quality of the pictures is good."
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"It is near-HD quality and a great substitute for a camcorder for most things that you would want to record, provided that you have a high capacity memory card."
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"The picture quality was always really clear and sharp, even when at the maximum zoom."
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Quick

Quick:
"I hate hate hate built in flash for anything other than when you're taking a quick snapshot of you and a friend at night, so this was very convenient for me."
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"I've been using Kodak products for the past few years, but my last camera was too clunky and inconvenient to just grab for some quick pictures."
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"It's sometimes a problem when you want quick shots, but maybe there's a way around it after I read that manual?"
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"I shot about 15 pictures yesterday, picked up the camera today to take a quick snapshot and the batteries are totally dead."
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"Does drain batteries pretty quick though"
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"There are a lot of features to get-to-know, but an easy-mode as well so you can just grab the camera quick to catch the kids or creatures doing something funny (while they're still doing it!"
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"I usually shoot in Programmable mode and its very quick and easy to change settings."
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"It focuses quick and does a nice job."
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"The oversized screen is terrific and the easy knob for selecting types of picture is quick and convenient."
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Screen

Screen:
"First for the screen going dead, second for the lens retraction mechanism failing."
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"First of all, the screen has no protection so it's easily scratched if it's not in a case whenever it's not being used."
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"I loved the zoom and the large screen, but I did find a few dead pixels on the left part of the screen."
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"A more than generous screen makes everything you are doing a pleasure on your eyes, fonts are bigger and easy to read without a squint in eye."
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"I want to take nice, clear photos and review them on a sizable screen."
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"I love the large screen."
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"Speaking of the screen, this camera has a large (3) one and is easily viewable in bright sunlight unlike older lcd displays."
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"The menu is clear and I like how you can view everything (settings) on the screen."
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Setting

Setting:
"Very crappy setting for snapshots."
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"The only complaints I have are #1. that the ISO settings really affect the image quality."
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"The flash is weak (even at the highest setting), and pictures without flash are almost impossible."
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"The Program mode will hold it's settings even if you have changed the ISO, aperature, or shutter speed while in Manual mode (I missed good pictures because the Sony changed settings across the board)The few things I don't like about my Canon SX110 compared to my Sony H7 and others ."
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"Granted, if you put the setting on 320 which is the setting for emailing, then you will see some PQ degradation."
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"The camera is feature packed and some have complained about this (too many settings)."
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"This is a nice camera but, It asks for setting the date and time every time I turn it on."
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"The quality of the prints is adjustable and on the right setting the pictures hold their resolution well when enlarged."
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"I am not sure how they look on a regular TV.- Canon menus and settings are easy to understand."
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"Things I like: easy to move dial for settings (including video), several scenes set right on dial, auto setting works well most of the time, flash can be turned off by not putting it up (lift flash manually or leave down for no flash), zoom is clear for full range of optical zoom, takes good video, big LCD on back, timer easy to get to, face recognition works well, several manual options are easy to get to (if I can remember how to find them).Things I don't like: slow flash charges between photos, battery seems to run out fast (my last camera had a lithium-ion and I miss it), for other people taking a picture for me, the flash is often forgotten (b c it has to be flipped up to use), sometimes when I push down the shutter button (half way to focus, then all the way to snap a picture), it doesn't take - as if I didn't focus (it's picky about wanting you to focus before pressing the shutter all the way), manual is only partially helpful - it doesn't always explain in full sentences how to do something - a lot of tables charts."
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Sharp

Sharp:
"The picture quality was always really clear and sharp, even when at the maximum zoom."
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"I found no audio issues - again, very sharp and clear."
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"On the positive side, it does take good sharp photos and I like the way I interact with this camera."
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"The photos are very, very nice - actually comparable (almost as sharp)as the XTI which takes really gorgeous photos for me."
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"The video - however - the video was as sharp and clear as I could wish for."
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Shutter

Shutter:
"The problem is that after less then two months the shutter release button fell off."
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"The Program mode will hold it's settings even if you have changed the ISO, aperature, or shutter speed while in Manual mode (I missed good pictures because the Sony changed settings across the board)The few things I don't like about my Canon SX110 compared to my Sony H7 and others ."
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"it takes pretty good quality pictures; the only things i really don't like are that it seems a bit slow- the shutter speed is slow (but it could be that i just messed that up while playing around in manual setting) and the flash takes a long time to recharge."
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"My daughter found it on my desk and started to play with it, dropped it and the shutter broke and the auto focus seems to be off too."
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"This came in great handy at the concert when I needed a quicker shutter speed than the pre-set settings wanted to give me."
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"The Program mode will hold it's settings even if you have changed the ISO, aperature, or shutter speed while in Manual mode (I missed good pictures because the Sony changed settings across the board)The few things I don't like about my Canon SX110 compared to my Sony H7 and others ."
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"It had an excruciatingly long shutter lag compared to my old kodak easy share."
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"Fast shutter which is fun when taking pictures of kids and or animals."
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"The automatic mode delivers crisp, easy to take pictures with little fuss, and shutter lag is a non-issue."
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Simple

Simple:
"A good simple camera at a good price."
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"very simple to use and gives great pictures."
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"It is compact enough to carry everywhere and yet delivers the shots that you want and complex enough for those who love to tweak their shots and simple enough for those who do not."
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"So it is the best of both worlds: I can use it as a simple point and shoot, or I can gradually work into the complexities and all the capabilities that this little masterpiece boasts."
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"Pros:-Clear pictures-Reasonable video-Easy to operate in simple and advanced modes-Decent priceCons:-Sometimes a little hard to get the camera to focus on what you want it to."
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Size

Size:
"The size is perfect - not too large - great zoom - which is one of the main reasons I wanted this camera."
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"This is by no means a reason to not buy the camera as this problem is easily remedied by keeping the camera in a small case or using a screen protector."
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"the features of the camera are great...love thezoom and the size of the display but hate , hate , hate how the battery life is eaten up in no time.....mary s"
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"The only 'negative' is that with such a small and light camera, it is hard to hold steady at high magnification; you need a stabilizing point or monopod."
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"Sensor size and mega-pixels ratings can be confusing and deceiving."
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"The ONLY minute detail that I would point out to the negative would be the fact that small size coupled with the smooth rounded edges makes it just a bit difficult to grab and shoot if you have big paws like I do."
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"Captures proper pictures and best of all, it has replaceable standard size AA batteries."
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"It's easy to use, takes great pictures, and is small enough to carry in a pocket."
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"I bought this camera a month back... picture resolution is really good and optical zoom of 10x is what I was looking for in a small camera.."
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"Overall this camera is a good size, has great zoom, is easy to use, takes excellent pictures, and is a good price for how many features it has."
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"It's also compact so it's easy to carry in your purse or small space."
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Speed

Speed:
"My only complaints are that when using a flash it is a bit slow to reset itself and in very low light conditions the results are not as clear as I would like them to be."
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"Also, the video quality options are that of cameras from a few years ago.. can't shoot in HD, and can't shoot at a super-high rate of frames per second like some tiny Elphs from years ago canSmall cons- can't shoot in RAW -- won't bother most people since most people just shoot JPGs but I will be moving to RAW soon- a bit slow to focus, I have definitely seen better in lots of PAS cameras- face detection was not as good as some other PAS's I've seen -- slow to recognize faces if it even recognized them at all -- although not a huge deal for me as I never rely on face detection to focus- in the display review, there are four displays to cycle through -- the 4th is a focus check which zooms on the center of the photo (or face if detected)."
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"The flash is very slow to recycle, so again, indoor shots with this camera are slow and annoying."
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"The Program mode will hold it's settings even if you have changed the ISO, aperature, or shutter speed while in Manual mode (I missed good pictures because the Sony changed settings across the board)The few things I don't like about my Canon SX110 compared to my Sony H7 and others ."
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"it takes pretty good quality pictures; the only things i really don't like are that it seems a bit slow- the shutter speed is slow (but it could be that i just messed that up while playing around in manual setting) and the flash takes a long time to recharge."
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"Had a few more scuffs and scratches then I was expecting but it works great and they shipped fast so that makes up for the scuffs."
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"Great product, fast shipping."
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"Good price and very fast delivery!"
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"As far as battery life goes, it uses 2 AAs, so...it's easy and fast to just carry extras and replace them, but the battery life suffers with more than I'd like, especially if you zoom in and out a lot, or review your pics quite a bit."
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"Recommended purchases: Toshiba 8GB High Speed SDHC Memory Card, 12 ENERGIZER RECHARGEABLE AA AAA BATTERIES + CHARGER-- Debbie Lee Wesselmann"
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Stabilization

Stabilization:
"Also, the image stabilization - a problem in the TZ5 - is excellent in the Canon SX 110 -- clear pictures, no matter the zoom."
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"The image stabilization is great and eliminates the headaches out of what should be fun photography."
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"Also, the image stabilization - a problem in the TZ5 - is excellent in the Canon SX 110 -- clear pictures, no matter the zoom."
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"I really think that the image stabilization and the zoom combined with the amazing manual mode are the biggest strong points on this camera."
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"The image stabilization works very well."
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"The zoom is incredible and the image stabilization is really nice."
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Video

Video:
"Note that you cannot judge the actual photographic quality since the compression and natural degradation of video on the web may impact it, although you should be able to see the difference between optical and digital zoom."
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"This bothers me because I really like to take video at concerts and it's a pain if you set the zoom wrong at the beginning of a video and can't change it throughout."
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"Same problem but worse in video mode."
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"However the video quality is not so good."
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"Update -- 07 29 2009 --This is not a good camera for videos."
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"I only use rechargeable AA batteries and they rarely ever die during a good hour or more of picture or movie capturing."
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"The video on this camera is also great."
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"Things I liked:- Video mode takes nice videos for computer use (youtube, facebook etc.)"
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"Things I like: easy to move dial for settings (including video), several scenes set right on dial, auto setting works well most of the time, flash can be turned off by not putting it up (lift flash manually or leave down for no flash), zoom is clear for full range of optical zoom, takes good video, big LCD on back, timer easy to get to, face recognition works well, several manual options are easy to get to (if I can remember how to find them).Things I don't like: slow flash charges between photos, battery seems to run out fast (my last camera had a lithium-ion and I miss it), for other people taking a picture for me, the flash is often forgotten (b c it has to be flipped up to use), sometimes when I push down the shutter button (half way to focus, then all the way to snap a picture), it doesn't take - as if I didn't focus (it's picky about wanting you to focus before pressing the shutter all the way), manual is only partially helpful - it doesn't always explain in full sentences how to do something - a lot of tables charts."
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Weight

Weight:
"After owning it now for several years, I am just now coming on to leave my views on it because I think that the comments and reviews of people who have owned any item being reviewed for a longer length of time, holds greater weight than someone who just immediately leaves a review for an item right after they receive it."
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"I have back problems so I wanted something lightweight but with reasonable zoom, and I have no problem carrying this around.2."
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"My wife loves its light weight and versatility."
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"It is small (we didn't want the newer version because of the larger size and the need for 4 batteries which increases the weight)and it fit in my pocketbook easily."
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"It is lightweight, sleek enough to slip in your jacket pocket."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"I never use digital zoom, and would never have recommended it at all before this camera, but surprisingly, this camera produces a clear image at 40x zoom, the max (keep in mind you won't be able to print super large, but 4x6 would still be fine).Before receiving and testing the camera, I was worried about lag time with the flash."
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"I'm also dissatisfied with the zoom."
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"You can only get 10x with the optical zoom which isn't very good and produces grainy, pixelated photos."
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"The size is perfect - not too large - great zoom - which is one of the main reasons I wanted this camera."
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"This bothers me because I really like to take video at concerts and it's a pain if you set the zoom wrong at the beginning of a video and can't change it throughout."
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"Nice zoom while it worked."
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"I originally opted for this model due to the 10x optical zoom and the 9MP resolution - good enough for your average photobug."
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"The zoom lens works wonderfully."
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"Love the zoom, ease of use, flexibility, AA batteries and pic quality."
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"I have had it for a long time now.....and have used many a camera since then, better ones, bigger ones for my shoots but I still carry this one around on holidays, trips and parties... it has the perfect balance of size,clarity,10x zoom with 9 mp, face detection and the manual controls."
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